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Whiplash can be debilitating for patients in Portland. Unfortunately, this common condition is experienced by many people who get into car accidents. At Dr. Samantha Stuart, DC, we treat patients diagnosed with whiplash. Our natural, holistic treatments help restore the body to good health and reduce pain.
Whiplash occurs when the neck jerks forward and then backward suddenly. This often happens in car accidents as a result of rear-end collisions. Car accidents aren't the only cause of whiplash, however. Whiplash can occur any time the head experiences an unexpected jerk, including slips, trips, falls, sports injuries and occupational injuries.
Whiplash symptoms can take a while to manifest. Many patients who experience whiplash don't know for days or even weeks that they've been injured. Some of the most common symptoms of whiplash include:
These symptoms can occur randomly and may take a while for the patient to connect these injuries to his or her accident. At Dr. Samantha Stuart, we recommend that patients see a chiropractor after an accident even if they don't feel injured. This helps ensure that patients get a proper diagnosis and treatment in a timely manner.
Our Portland chiropractor uses natural, holistic treatments for our patients. For patients suffering from whiplash, we administer the following techniques:
Spinal adjustment is a technique we use to realign the vertebrae of the spine, relieve patient pain and improve the functionality of the central nervous system. This technique helps patients recover more quickly and comfortably. Spinal adjustment also helps prevent further injury while the patient is in recovery.
Massage therapy is used to improve blood flow to the injured parts of the body. Massage therapy also helps patients improve flexibility and regain the range of motion they had before the accident. Finally, massage therapy helps patients reduce any anxiety they may feel after the accident.
Stretches and exercises help patients regain strength and mobility in their neck, back and shoulders. We teach patients how to perform stretches and exercises that help them feel better as they recover.
Nutrition counseling services help patients reduce inflammation and maintain high energy levels while they perform stretches and exercises.
At Dr. Samantha Stuart, DC, our holistic treatment and chiropractic care is entirely natural, non-invasive and medication-free. Whereas traditional doctors treat their patients with invasive techniques and addictive pain medications, we use a whole-body approach that treats symptoms at their source. For more information about how Dr. Samantha Stuart can help you recover from a car accident, or to make an appointment for your first treatment, contact us today at (503) 252-3560.